A history of orthotopic heart transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Orthotopic human heart transplantation today is performed at more than 150 U.S. centers, and the average survival is more than 10 years. Its prevalence and success, however, belies the fact that just 40 years ago, no one had ever attempted the procedure in humans and that the procedure seemed destined for failure just a year after the first transplant. This article reviews the history of orthotopic heart transplantation, beginning with ancient Greek legends and culminating in modern successes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meine, TJ; Russell, SD

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 190 - 196

PubMed ID

  • 15949053

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1061-5377

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.crd.0000134861.15430.a6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States